February 14th, 2014
10:44 AM ET

Union Rep. Defends Driver From Bus Brawl

Surveillance footage made headlines this week showing a bus driver defending himself after a student hits him first.

However, the footage also shows the driver leaving the wheel of a moving vehicle which eventually crashed into 3 parked cars, one of which had people in it.

That driver, Scott Wells, was fired and now he's in a fight of a different kind – he's trying to get his job back.

Rick Bassler is the acting president of Wells' union, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998.

Bassler tells CNN's Chris Cuomo, "There was no way Scotty could have secured the bus because the kid pulled him right out of his seat and they both fell into the aisle."


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